Redskins' Paul Richardson accused of being a drug dealer during traffic stop

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In a series of since-deleted tweets, Redskins wide receiver Paul Richardson says he was pulled over in Virginia and asked if he was "in a gang."

"Just got pulled over by Virginia police offer in a toll lane and before asking my name he asked me if I was in a gang," Richardson posted Tuesday. "Then minutes later told me he thought I was a dealer (drugs). What a welcome to the east coast. Finished up with asking me how much car cost me."

Paul_Richardson_TwitterTwitter: @prichiejr

Richardson went on to explain that he's only had his car for two weeks, "and this amazing officer gave me a ticket for only having temporary registration."

"Mind you I have up to two months in Va. before needing to register it AGAIN in Virginia," he added.

Woooooosssaaaaaahhhhh --------

— Paul Richardson Jr (@prichiejr) April 24, 2018

Richardson went on to explain that, despite deleting the tweets, his account remains "true."

It’s true, but tweeting about it wasn’t the right way to deal.

— Paul Richardson Jr (@prichiejr) April 24, 2018